A method and apparatus for removing minute particles from a surface of a sample are provided that prevent redeposition of the particles onto the surface. By combining thermophoresis with laser assisted particle removal (LAPR), the methods and apparatus remove minute particles (for example, micrometer and nanometer sizes) and assure that they will not redeposit.
US Patent 7,297,895 B2
Arkansas State University, State University, AR
Scholarly Commons Citation
Allen, S. D. (2007). Apparatus for Removal of Minute Particles from a Surface Using Thermophoresis to Prevent Particle Redeposition. , (). Retrieved from http://commons.erau.edu/db-mechanical-engineering/13